Saturday, September 1, 2012

Well ... not quite what I expected on age limits

Blatter opposed to age limits for FIFA officials

BERNE (Reuters)- FIFA president Sepp Blatter is against age restrictions for officials in soccer's governing body although he would be prepared to accept a limit on the length of time they can hold office, he said on Wednesday.

The 76-year-old Swiss said he was also opposed to standing areas in soccer stadiums, placing him on a collision course with both the Bundesliga and the national league in his homeland.

"I'm in favour of limiting the length of time officials can serve but against an age limit," he told Germany's Sport Bild magazine. ...

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Kicking Back Comments: And here I was thinking Sepp was saying that REFEREES should not have age limits if they can perform. But alas, the ever benevolent Blatter was concerned more about his fellow government officials.

I am happy to see he at least supports term limits ... which would take effect after he left of course.

There was nothing reported about you can only embezzle your weight in Swiss Francs. Maybe next Executive Meeting they'll get to that one.

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